Attitudes Behavior and Practices of Mothering Among an Online Panel

  • End date
    Apr 15, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Columbia University
Updated on 15 July 2021


Subjects are users on Amazon's Mechanical Turk (MTurk) platform. MTurk users will be asked to complete a screening survey about family structure. The purpose of the screening survey is to identify MTurk users who are biological mothers of children aged 1.5 to 6 years old, and to collect survey information on how mothers interact with their children, with the aim of better understanding family relationships.


This is a feasibility study that aims to identify a panel of biological mothers of children aged 1.5 to 6 years old from an online pool of participants on Amazon's Mechanical Turk (MTurk; MTurk is a novel method to recruit participants from online behavioral studies. Although MTurk workers are anonymous, demographic surveys from previous studies conducted on the web platform indicate that the majority of MTurk users are females living in the U.S. The participant pool may be of scientific interest in pursuing studies that investigate patterns of behaviors and other information pertaining to mothers. A panel of mothers that fit screening criteria may be helpful for future planned studies on attitudes, behavior, and practices surrounding mothering. The MTurk mothers panel will be eligible to participate in future studies involving knowledge, attitudes, and practices of their motherhood and of emotional connection with their children.

Condition Parenting, Parent-Child Relations, Family Relationships, temper tantrums
Treatment Online Survey completion
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04871659
SponsorColumbia University
Last Modified on15 July 2021


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biological mothers of children between ages 1.5-6 living in the US

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not having reliable internet access
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